Live Like Blaine Foundation

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PICS Organization Name
Live Like Blaine Foundation

Website
http://www.livelikeblaine.org

City/State
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

Weekly Stipend
$450

Public Transportation
Yes

Housing Provided
No

Former Interns
Kate Monihan '23, Grace Lanouette '22, Carina Lewandowski '21

Former Intern Projects
File2020 (Kate Monihan '23),  2019 (Grace Lanouette '22)

Organization Description
Live Like Blaine Foundation honors Blaine Steinberg, an accomplished athlete, student and leader who passed away suddenly in March 2014, just two weeks before her 21st birthday. Blaine's undeniable work ethic and relentlessly positive attitude inspired her friends, teammates, coaches and teachers. Live Like Blaine was founded to share her spirit and passion with other young female athletes to help them become FIT TO LEAD. We promote a leadership model based on diversity and inclusion.

We have served over 1,000 girls in the last 5 years!


Live Like Blaine Foundation’s mission is to inspire and empower young women to become leaders through athletics, diversity and inclusion. Funding for Live Like Blaine supports our 4 core programs: Annual Captain’s Leadership Conference; Live Like Blaine Leadership Academy; Camp Scholarships, Harlem Lacrosse Philadelphia.

Internship Description

  • Design and create social media campaigns. Update foundation website and social media accounts.
  • Write and design e-newsletters.
  • Provide program support for core programming: Leadership Academy, Captains’ Practice Leadership Conference on MLK Day, Camp scholarships and Harlem Lacrosse Philadelphia.
  • Assist with donor outreach, fundraising and event planning.
  • Provide administrative support and other tasks as assigned by the Live Like Blaine staff.

Internship Qualifications
Strong written and verbal skills

Preferred:

  • Social media design
  • A passion for girls sports, education and leadership

Additional Information

Live Like Blaine Foundation is located in Bala Cynwyd PA close to Philadelphia. Internship ideally will be in-person but could be conducted virtually if needed.

Expected Start Time
9:00 am

Expected End Time
5:00 pm

Required Dates
Flexible between May 10 - August 27

Internship Length
8 Weeks

Meets Certificate Requirement
No

Could This Internship Take Place Remotely if Needed?
Yes

Additional Info
Intern would be responsible for his or her own housing.  Intern could sublet student housing at Penn or Drexel or St. Joe's or live in center city or near the office which is in the first suburb outside the city (Bala Cynwyd).  There is a bus which stops within walking distance of the office.  A car would be helpful and would open up other housing options but not critical. 

Occasional event or meeting that may take place on the evening or weekend.  Not regularly though, especially over the summer.

Background check and reference check required.

Evaluation Excerpt

My best work experience this summer was corresponding with and interviewing the Leadership Academy applicants. Meeting with and getting to know the population we serve offered me an insight into why our organization is meaningful. Each girl had a compelling story and a unique reason for joining our leadership program. I connected with these girls because I had and still have similar experiences as a young athlete, trying to develop as a leader. -- Kate Monihan '23

As a high school and college athlete, I connected strongly with the service mission of my organization. Knowing how important athletics and leadership programming aimed at athletes have been in my life so far, I was very excited to do work that would help give these opportunities to other teenage girls. This internship only strengthened the value of female leadership in my mind and intensified my goal to uplift young women. --Grace Lanouette '22

My boss Jill was excellent. She took me to lunch 3-4 times throughout the internship and really made an effort to get to know me. She has given me good life and career advice, is invested in me beyond my internship, and is an excellent role model…[she] ensured that I was learning about the different aspects of the nonprofit world and the mission has been well carried out here.
—Alexandra Klimkiewicz '19

My best work experience from this summer was working on Live Like Blaine’s annual report for the 2017 fiscal year. I worked on this during the last couple of weeks of my internship, and I think it was a really good way to wrap things up as I got a chance to review all of the organization’s most recent programming and analyze the ways in which they’ve created real change in the lives of so many young women. —Carina Lewandowski '21